Student Spotlight

Ty, Class 61

Ty was born in Syracuse, NY and lived with his mother and two siblings. During his teenage years, his mother worked late nights. After Ty’s older brother left for the military, there was no one keeping an eye on him. Ty started roaming the streets and fell into the wrong crowd. For close to fifteen […]

Nannie, Class 61

Nannie grew up in Ansonville, NC with her parents and four siblings. Although her real name is Jeanette, her dad gave her the nickname ‘Nannie’ for always taking care of others. Nannie lived by her name, and became a Certified Nursing Assistant. She loved her job and worked with senior citizens for twenty years. That […]

Murph, Class 61

  Murph grew up in Powellsville, NC with his foster parents. After graduating high school, he moved toNew York to look for jobs that would make him self-sufficient. Murph’s grandfather was a chef and always encouraged him to pursue cooking, but he wasn’t convinced. Murph had the opportunity to go to a culinary school in […]

Stephanie, Class 61

Stephanie, also known as Coop, is always on the go. She juggles working a full-time job as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Aldersgate Retirement Community, and being a full-time student at Community Culinary. This determined student of Class 61 finds fulfilment, and she flourishes in the hospitality industry, which is why she has chosen to […]

Collins, Class 61

 Collins is a retired U.S Marine Gunnery Sergeant and cancer survivor. Having life changing experiences led him to go after the one dream he never pursued – being a Chef. Today, Collins is a CCSC Class 61 student learning the techniques and skills that will jump-start his culinary career!    Prior to joining the U.S Marines, Collins grew […]

Sandra, Class 61

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Sandra, Class 61 In 2015, a young mother was working at a steady paying job. And then, with one snap decision – she found herself jobless, homeless, and out of opportunities. The young mother is Sandra – a Class 61 student. Today, with the help of a scholarship from Assistance League Charlotte and CCSC’s […]